Feeling your skin dull without any life? Dehydrated? that happens to me quite often and one of the main keys for a healthier looks is choosing a good serum. Lately I finished the Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum from Kiehl’s so today I’m gonna share my experience. Continue reading “Review: Kiehl’s, Vital Skin-Strengthening Super Serum”
When it comes to give a treat to my skin I would not doubt twice to mention face masks, different types, different applications, different purposes, but there is one I actually use twice a week and are the leave on all night ones as an extra to hydrate and moisture my face. Continue reading “Review: Thalgo, Prodige des Océans Le Masque”
I love when new type of products show up in the market with new formulas, textures… specially if we are talking about toners, some people consider them unnecessary mostly because they have an inaccurate concept about what a toner does or they tend to think about the first ones in the market that were pure alcohol with fragrance, I remember them when I was a teenager with oily skin and acne and how much damage they caused. Continue reading “Review: Kiehl’s, Daily Refining Milk-Peel Toner”
Toners could be one of the biggest allies on your skincare or one of your worst enemies depending on their formulation, I’m also against of paying huge amounts of money for a product that is supposed to be simple and not with a bunch of ingredients that should be supplied by serums, moisturisers etc. Continue reading “Review: AA Skincare, Frankincense & Rose Face Toner”
Not long ago in the blog we talked about essences, more particularly the Lumiere Marine, Clarifying Water Essence by Thalgo, this particular product was mostly for improve the skin tone, any steins caused mostly because of the sun, pigmentation, or just bring back to life any dull skin. But just finished another essence from this brand and is the Micro-Peeling Water Essence, yes… now we are going for the texture. Continue reading “Review: Thalgo, Micro-Peeling Water Essence”
Even when essences have been on the market for a while, not many brands produce them, actually they are kind of exclusive to medium to luxury ones and still you would need to know where to find them, but still many people wouldn’t know what they are, how to use it and most important they are not meant to replace any other product. Continue reading “Review: Thalgo, Clarifying Water Essence”
Not long ago we talked about the Bioderma Sebium Range and how well it helped me to improve my oily skin prone to acne and turn my skin into a normal type, well today we are going to talk about body dry skin which is my other issue. Continue reading “Review: Bioderma, Atoderm Gel Douche and Atoderm Crème”
Having oily/combination skin is a real issue, when I was a teenager I have suffered from a severe acne and due to the lack of information (or misinformation) I used to have a terrible skincare routine and today I’m paying the consequences of it. But the story doesn’t finish there acne could be hormonal, due to a bad a diet, stress and also using the wrong products could be causing it.Acne is not the only issue, having a prone skin to open pores, blackheads and blemishes is something that most of us have to deal with, that’s why today I wanted to share two products from Bioderma that are specific for this concerns. Continue reading “Review: Bioderma, Sébium Gel Moussant and Sébium Global”
Retinol has been used as an ingredient in cosmetics for approximately 40 years. First as a treatment against acne, to later extend its use in the prevention and treatment of wrinkles and age spots, once proven effective as a skin renewal.
How does it act? Penetrating the deep layers of the skin, thanks to its light molecular weight, and stimulating collagen and elastin. What makes it unbeatable is that it also improves the appearance of the outer layer of the skin. It benefits the cell renewal process, so dead skin goes fast and new, brighter skin layers appear, it also regulates the keratinization process to soften the complexion. Continue reading “Murad, Retinol Youth Renewal Collection”
The past weeks I have been using two products from the Collagène Collection from Thalgo a French luxury marine cosmetic brand, Thalgo formulas are kind to skin and the environment: Do not contain parabens, mineral oils, propylene glycol, GMOs or ingredients of animal origin (Except beeswax and collagen) I think this is wonderful for having a healthy and safe skin care routine in a long basis and it was on the reasons I wanted to try the brand as my skin is sensitive and tends to react quite badly to nasty chemicals. Continue reading “Thalgo: Collagène Cream & Concentrate”
Following a diagnosis of cancer, and with over 30 years of experience in the skincare industry, Karen Ballou understood that the skin is the first line of the body’s immunological defence and wanted to create a skincare offering as luxurious as it is healthy, natural and effective. These principles are the basis of the Immunocologie brand, which is uniquely focused on the source of the skin’s performance and wellbeing: its immune health.
The anti-ageing treatment enriched with [20+1] plant extracts that uses a hydrolipidic and biomimetic double formula to stimulate the five vital functions: hydration, nutrition, oxygenation, regeneration and protection. This serum was born back in 1985 and as you might know some ingredients are only soluble in water, others only in oil. That’s when the founder of Clarins got the idea of offering the treatment in two separate bottles, for the customer to mix together at the time of use. Double Serum was born. Continue reading “Clarins Double Serum”
Today I’m going to be sharing with you two products from Institut Esthederm that I having putting to the test: Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser and Hydra-Replenishing Fresh Lotion both from the Osmoclean collection.
Osmoclean is a collection dedicated to prepare the skin before applying any serum, facial, oil and moisturizer. Is about cleaning the skin properly, releasing pores from impurities but without causing any damage that normally some products with strong ingredients normally do. These two products I have tried are for any type skin even the sensitive ones as is very gentle. Continue reading “Institut Esthederm: Osmoclean, Gentle Deep Pore Cleanser and Hydra-Replenishing Fresh Lotion”
Not long ago it was very difficult to get specific products for skin with rosacea, today some products have appeared but a brand that has a 100% dedicated line to rosacea is Pevonia.
This is the Ligne Rose RS2 line, which has a cleanser, lotion, concentrate and face cream. Continue reading “Pevonia, Ligne Rose RS2 Range”
Lip Balms are essential in my life, from the time I wake up till I go to sleep, my lips are very dry to the point they can be sore if I don’t apply a lip balm, also in the past two years I have decided to use more natural, cruelty free and eco friendly products not only the environment and the animals, for me too I want to really take care of what I put on my body.
And I’m not really sure if these are new or not but i have never actually see them before, these are the Lip Juicers from The Body Shop, I decided to try different flavours and today I share my opinion. Continue reading “Review: The Body Shop, Lip Juicers”
Sensitive skin is not a type of skin, but a condition, a condition that can affect all skin types.
The symptoms are tightness, itching, tingling, erythema (our face turns red), burning. Did you ever feel that? Or thought “this cream is bad” and you stop using the one you had open because it burns your face? In general it is not the cream’s fault but our skin that is sensitized. What things can damage the microbiome (the protective barrier) of the skin and leave it weak and sensitive? very abrasive products, exfoliate very often, clean our face with very strong soaps, do not use sunscreen. That’s why we suddenly notice that everything burns, bothers us and then we choose not to use anything.
Well weeks ago I tried a clay mask that practically destroyed my skin, I was full of pimples, itchy, burning and actually my skin was in pain, so had to change my regular skin care routine to recover for one more simple but with specific products, that’s when I tried a combination of 3 from Eau Thermale Avène. Continue reading “Sensitive Skin Care Routine with Eau Thermale Avène”
When it comes to Lancôme I have always used the perfumes and make up range but never really paid attention to the skincare range, I don’t know why. So I decided to start now that some iconic products like the Génifique collection has been renovated starting from the most famous: Advanced Génifique. Continue reading “Review: Lancôme, Advanced Génifique Serum”
May is the skin cancer awareness month and with that comes the well known advice of how to prevent skin cancer, sadly many people skip them thinking that skin cancer rarely happen.
One product that we always have to use and never leave the house without applying it over our skin is the sunscreen protection, and even when some products include SFP 10,20, 25,30, the right one is always 50+, and today I want to share the product I have testing lately. Continue reading “Clarins, Sun Wrinkle Control Cream 50+”